Movie Trailer of the Day:How To Survive A Plague is the story of the activists who stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence:
This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process.
I might actually be in this movie! I was involved with ACT UP in the early 90s and I went to the 1993 March on Washington where we protested in front of Eli Lilly’s headquarters. Some of the footage looks like it’s from there.